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Hard at work for someone else April 9, 2016

Posted by hslu in Life.
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It’s been a while since I posted anything here because I was hard at work to get my house in shape since early March. Our house will be on the market for sale in about 10 days. All the work on this 38 year old house was done not for me but for someone else. How pity!

We interviewed 2 real estate companies, compared three quotes to put in new carpet and kitchen tiles, settled on a contractor to paint the whole house, fix a terrible leak on master bathroom shower and do a slew of miscellaneous odd jobs around the house.

My real estate agent’s company is well known in the DC metro area. I have listened to her company’s real estate talk show on radio for years. My agent has been active in the local home appraisal market for 15 years. Her boss has worked as an agent for 28 years in the DC, MD and VA markets.

A stage consultant was provided by the real estate company. She came to our house shortly after the contract was signed to give

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Living room before the change.

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Kitchen before modification.

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Don't use plywood. This is the right way to do tiles.

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It was a mess indeed for three weeks.

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My tile guy didn't use spacers because not all tiles have 90 degree corners.

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I piled all our pictures here.

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Basement before the renovation.

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Basement carpet was changed too.

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My agent called this the 'bonus room'. Our stage consultant suggested us to make it an office with modern furniture.

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us tips on colors of the paints for each room, a step by step procedure to make our house look like a show room, stuff we should get rid off and things we can keep as decoration for every room of the house.

Here are some before and after photos which will show you the dramatic transformation which

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took place since Mid-March.

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The photohrapher came today and he took about 100 photos around the house. They will be out on the website soon.

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